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Poster: William Tell Date: Aug 18, 2010 5:45am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Being Garcia

Of course it's all interpretation, and to suggest that a person was complex, and felt pulled by various aspects of his/her life, angered by some, frustrated by others...well, if that isn't the most human, overly simplistic, drivel I've posted, I don't know what is...meaning, I didn't say anything new or unexpected of the human condition with those comments about JG.

All that Rob and I are discussing is the finer meaning of a particular little interaction. I focused on "what does the last line mean?" while I think he focused on the negative interactions prior (in this little vignette).

Are you serious that you think it's disrespectful or somehow off the mark to suggest that JG didn't want to be touring with the DEAD the last ten yrs? He said so many times, right? And, isn't it the way with so many superstars and the bands they belong to as to why they break up? JG didn't leave, but died, so that's to his credit if one wants to think he stuck with it just for the money.

But really, it's pretty simple, and I don't see how anyone could say, honestly, "I think JG got up every morning looking forward to the next tour with the DEAD!"

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Poster: Dudley Dead Date: Aug 18, 2010 7:46am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Being Garcia

Another reason he was disgruntle with the touring, was , because of their popularity , they had to do the big Stadiums, or monster sports arenas . No the most musical environments in the world .
A friend of mine met him before a a show at Irvine ( He couldn't go to the show as he was playing a gig himself in the hotel, as it turns out, that the Garcai band was staying ) . They brought up the move to bigger venues ("too bad, no more small Jerry shows anymore "), and Garcia was not happy with this , and this was the mid 80's .